Automated Schema Design for NoSQL Databases

Automated Schema Design for NoSQL Databases

Selecting appropriate indices and materialized views is critical for high performance in relational databases. By example, we show that the problem of schema optimization is also highly relevant for NoSQL databases. We explore the problem of schema design in NoSQL databases with a goal of optimizing query performance while minimizing storage overhead. Our suggested approach uses the cost of executing a given workload for a given schema to guide the mapping from the application data model to a physical schema. We propose a cost-driven approach for optimization and discuss its usefulness as part of an automated schema design tool.


Michael Mior

June 22, 2014